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Drainage, Rainfall, and Synthetic Turf Products in San Antonio, TX

How Synthetic Turf Handles Heavy Rainfall - amz 3

As a San Antonio homeowner, you may wonder if artificial grass can really handle heavy rainfall. Our storms and flash floods are no joke! Contrary to popular belief, synthetic turf does not lead to flooding or standing water.

In fact, the best artificial grass is designed with an advanced drainage system that quickly drains water through the turf and into the ground below. Here’s how it works:

Perforated Turf Backing

The tiny holes puncture the backing of artificial grass, allowing water to quickly pass through the backing and blades. The infill layer between the blades also helps with drainage, as it prevents those holes from clogging.

This is why synthetic turf is an excellent option for areas like your pool – water doesn’t stay on the surface for long.

Proper Installation Enhances Drainage

Even with a perforated backing, artificial grass can still flood without proper drainage layers underneath. This is an important part of our installation process here at Amazing Turf and Lawn.

First, the soil is graded with a slight slope for water runoff. Next, layers of small stones are added and compacted. After that, you install and compact a layer of coarse sand.

So what are those layers for? The angular stones interlock and compact tightly to resist moving over time, while still allowing water to flow between the void spaces. The sand particles fill in the crevices between the stones to provide a smooth, permeable layer right underneath the turf.

Artificial Grass vs Natural Grass Drainage

This may come as a surprise, but artificial grass drains better than natural grass in many cases. Natural grass relies on the permeability of the soil underneath. Since San Antonio soil tends to have a high clay content, water can puddle on the surface when heavy rain outpaces the soil’s drainage capacity. The dense root structure of natural grass also inhibits water flow.

In contrast, water immediately passes through the backing of synthetic grass products rather than having to penetrate through grass blades and roots. And like we explained, the base materials underneath artificial turf are designed specifically for optimal drainage, unlike natural soil which varies widely in permeability.

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In short, artificial grass can handle rain and large amounts of water with ease – but only with the right synthetic turf products and installation.

As part of your quote, we can perform an on-site assessment of your property’s unique drainage needs and make design and product recommendations accordingly.

Book your FREE consultation by calling us at 210-899-0516 or filling out this short form. We’ll be back with you shortly!